Dental Implants: Surgery and Restoration
For patients with missing teeth, the ideal replacement solution is often dental implants. The restorative dentists at Ironwood Dental Care in Queen Creek, AZ, place dental implants and provide top-quality implant-supported dentures, crowns and bridges. These new teeth provide optimal function and aesthetics, a result that is very similar to a natural, youthful smile. Are dental implants right for you? Schedule a candidacy exam and informative consultation with Dr. Brent Stanley, and you will receive a personalized treatment recommendation and get all of your questions answered.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw bone, where they serve as new roots for missing teeth. The sturdy, biocompatible implants become fused to the bone, forming a stable anchor for prosthetic replacement teeth.
There are several types of dental implant options, including traditional, mini implants, and the All-on-4 dental implants technique, in which a full arch of prosthetic teeth is supported with just four dental implants. Chances are good that one of these methods will suit your needs and oral anatomy.
Ironwood Dental Care uses the latest technologies to plan dental implants placement and design custom prosthetics to suit individual needs.
Traditional implants are ideal for some patients, but these require a sufficient level of bone mass in the jaw. Pre-surgical procedures, such as bone grafting, can improve bone density for patients who need it. Mini implants and All-on-4 implants suit many patients, including those with lower jaw bone density. These procedures are less invasive, but can support a full arch of dentures.
Implant-supported restorations are created to attach securely to your dental implants, so they cannot slip out of place or become dislodged. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods, with no concern about embarrassing appliance failures during mealtimes or social occasions.
Many patients, especially those who have been frustrated with traditional removable dentures and bridges, call implant restorations life-changing. Dental implants are a permanent solution, with no more need to resize your appliance to fit a shrinking jaw line. This is because implants prevent jaw bone resorption, a problem commonly seen in patients with missing teeth.
Implants promote better oral health, prevent a ‘sunken’ facial appearance, and give patients greater freedom – a win-win that is well worth incorporating into your lifestyle.
Implants at Ironwood Dental
Dr. Stanley is a trained implant surgeon who also performs bone grafting procedures for patients, if needed. He and his team can assist you through the entire process, from surgery to design and placement of your new teeth. The vast majority of our implant surgeries take place in our fully-equipped office, with IV sedation provided for patient comfort.
Ironwood Dental Care uses the latest technologies to plan dental implants placement and design custom prosthetics to suit individual needs. At your consultation appointment, we will use advanced imaging to assess your jaw bone volume, and provide you with a personalized treatment recommendation.
Our dentists perform any needed teeth extractions, and can provide temporary and permanent implant restorations. In some cases, patients can receive their dental implants and new teeth in a single appointment.